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Scott
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Feb 17, 2010 (3:01)
This thread is for you to discuss and hopefully dig up some frequency plots for your current monitor speakers.

Read the original Guru Blog post here

So what speakers are you using as monitors and what does their frequency response plot look like?

If your manufacturer has provided a plot, do they tell you how is was measured?

Of course, there is a lot more to a good speaker than a flat frequency response and even if the speaker is ruler-flat, your room probably interacts with it, and 'comb filtering' effects can easily cause +/-9 dB lumps and dips, but I'll save that discussion for a future Guru Blog.

FYI: I have attached the Frequency response plot of some B&W 805's, not the 805S shown in the pic below, but closely related (Measurements: Anechoic response on tweeter axis at 45", averaged across 30 degrees horizontal window and corrected for microphone response, with the complex sum of the nearfield responses plotted below 300Hz, Borrowed from Stereophile )

EDIT: Just a note if you have never looked at Speaker frequency plots before, they show frequency on the horizontal axis and output response to a signal that should be equally loud at all frequencies. That is a straight line from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, the range of human hearing. This would mean that what you put into the speaker (music) is what you get out without changes in the sound. In other words the 'ideal' speaker. Unfortunately the ideal speaker doesn't exist :) Here's a site that discusses the ins and outs of these plots Understanding Speaker Frequency

Regards Scott
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vic
 
Feb 17, 2010 (3:23)
I'm using Fostex PM0.5's with Sub. Here's the g...
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JWMMakerofMusic
 
Feb 17, 2010 (3:27)
Would you believe I monitor with cheap $19.95 (...

Scott
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Feb 17, 2010 (3:29)
vic wrote:I'm using Fostex PM0.5's with Sub. He...
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vic
 
Feb 17, 2010 (3:34)
Scott wrote:does Fostex state what averaging ha...

Scott
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Feb 17, 2010 (3:39)
vic wrote:Scott wrote:does Fostex state what av...
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Feb 17, 2010 (3:55)
My Roland DS5
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ADiSH
 
Feb 17, 2010 (4:02)
Tannoy Reveal Passive
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frantik
 
Feb 17, 2010 (15:09)
at the prices for those speakers.. they better ...

CosmicOrgasm
 
Feb 17, 2010 (15:32)
I have Yorkville YSM1P and I was happy with the...
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vic
 
Feb 17, 2010 (16:09)
Scott wrote:I also assume the Fostex response p...

Matt_28
 
Feb 17, 2010 (17:01)
Yamaha H-80M: "If your mixes sound good on...

Labelwhore
 
Feb 17, 2010 (17:23)
I'm hardly sure this is accurate (it's just lik...
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vic
 
Feb 17, 2010 (17:27)
Labelwhore wrote:I'm hardly sure this is accura...

frantik
 
Feb 17, 2010 (17:31)
Matt_28 wrote:Who cares if your mix sounds good...

Labelwhore
 
Feb 17, 2010 (17:34)
vic wrote:Labelwhore wrote:I'm hardly sure this...

Matt_28
 
Feb 17, 2010 (17:55)
frantik wrote:Matt_28 wrote:Who cares if your m...

vic
 
Feb 17, 2010 (18:34)
Labelwhore wrote: I'd love to see the actual gr...

Labelwhore
 
Feb 17, 2010 (18:51)
vic wrote:I found this one... Thanks! I suspect...

Scott
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Feb 18, 2010 (4:23)
vic wrote:Labelwhore wrote:I'm hardly sure this...
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Buritsé
 
Feb 19, 2010 (9:34)
Free field frequency response of my Genelec 804...
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Scott
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Feb 20, 2010 (4:40)
Buritsé wrote:Free field frequency response ...
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Buritsé
 
Feb 20, 2010 (14:26)
Yeah, it looks impossibly good... I don't know ...

Mr_Bland
 
Feb 20, 2010 (18:48)
Anyone know of any good free software that will...

Scott
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Feb 20, 2010 (23:58)
Buritsé wrote:Yeah, it looks impossibly good...
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Buritsé
 
Feb 21, 2010 (7:05)
Scott wrote:Buritsé wrote:Yeah, it looks imp...

Scott
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Feb 26, 2010 (3:16)
B&H Photo Video just did a spot on this top...
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